The Jews Who Saved America from the Nazis
Guest: Steven J. Ross, author, “Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America”
A Jewish spy network, started by untrained citizens, saved a good number of prominent Americans from the Nazis, who had Hollywood in their sights.
Guest: Jason Fagone, author, “The Woman Who Smashed Codes”
Elizebeth Friedman is an unsung hero of WW2, who worked so secretively, and with so little recognition, that it is only now we realize her contributions.
On Safari with Africa’s Last Great Herds
Guest: Sy Montgomery, naturalist and author, “The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with Africa’s Last Great Herds”
After three decades of waiting, Sy Montgomery finally had the opportunity to visit Africa with the foremost expert on African wildlife, Richard Estes. Sy travels through the Serengeti chasing wildebeest, avoiding tourists and even braving a unanticipated night alone on the plains. But she also has a bigger story to tell: world leaders need to help preserve migratory routes that help these animals (and their habitats) thrive.
Let the Children Play
Guest: William Doyle, co-author, Let the Children Play: How More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive
Play is serious business (even in school) and kids need it if they're going to succeed later in life.